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Off-Road, 4x4, Mud, Tires, Nevada EXPLORE RENO TAHOE TRAILS
With the desert in our backyard we have many wide open spaces, which means many choices for the “weekend warrior”. With the option of mountains, sand dunes, forests, and amazing rock formations, there are many intriguing features to the Silver State’s beauty that beg to be explored.

Our job is to keep you on the trails, doing what you love.

That is why your vehicle should be as ready as you are when you hit the trails this summer. We would like to remind you to upgrade old or worn out tires on your car, truck and/or trailer. Also, don’t forget your regular engine service, removing any worry of vehicle problems while your in the back country this summer.

ASE Certified Technicians, AAA

In many cases, early detection of engine or tire problems can be the difference between $ and $$$. Bring your vehicle into any of our Reno or Sparks locations for a FREE Vehicle Inspection. Includes: test antifreeze, battery, charging system, belts, hoses, fluids, and tires! Our fully qualified ASE Certified Technicians will do everything possible to keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently. Please visit: www.SierraCarCare.com for a location nearest you.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Nevada has a rich history
and you become part of that history
when you explore the trails

If you have lived in the Reno-Sparks area long, you may know about some of our hidden gem locations to hike, ATV/UTV & dirt bike ride, explore, treasure hunt, camp, stargaze or just getaway to enjoy nature.

It’s important to be well-prepared as the combination of desert heat, distance and lack of water can be deadly. Load the 4×4, ATV, or backpack with extra food and plenty of water for your expedition, you never know when it may come in handy.

POPULAR OFF-ROAD PLAYGROUNDS AROUND THE RENO TAHOE AREA

Lake Tahoe, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Virginia City, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Mines, Treasure Hunting, Historic District, Ghost Town

Verdi NV, Crystal Mountain – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Treasure Hunting

Lovelock, NV – Off-Road Trails, Caves, Historic District, Stargazing

Fallon NV, Sand Mountain – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Pyramid Lake, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Gerlach NV, Black Rock Desert – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

shocks and struts for all vehicle typesIf you feel like your car is bouncing and rocking too much on rough roads or turns, it may be time for
new shocks and struts.

A quick way to tell is by giving it the old “bounce test.” Push down hard on the bumper or body of your car. If it bounces more than twice after letting go, your shocks or struts are worn out and need replacing.

Surefire signs they need replacing:

· The nose dips when braking.

· The body rolls or sways too much when cornering or driving in heavy winds.

· The suspension bottoms out when backing out of the driveway or hauling extra weight (or people).

· Failed bounce test

Look for signs as well:

If you’re wondering when to replace your shocks and struts, examine your vehicle for signs of problems. If there are noticeable fluid leaks; if the shocks, struts or mounts look dented or damaged; or if your tires show unusual wear patterns, like cupping, it may be time to replace them.

Because in addition to driving performance,
worn out shocks increase other risks:

· Increased risk of skidding on wet or slick surfaces

· Requires more braking distance on rough roads

· Increased suspension wear

· Faster tire wear

Stop by any of our five locations and as a courtesy, we will gladly
inspect your shocks and suspension for no charge.  

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.

Gas for goodnessThe Solace Tree Logo

Every Wednesday in April, we’ll make  a donation to a local charity for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill
Street. All donations in April will support the Solace Tree.

The mission of the Solace Tree is that all  children, teens and their family members have the freedom to express their feelings  associated with death in a safe and loving environment. Our peer support programs and educational opportunities help children and teens learn to cope and adjust to the changes in their lives.

In 2002, while teaching at an elementary school and finishing his Masters degree in school counseling, Emilio Parga discovered he had cancer. He was also assisting students  who had lost parents to suicide, accidental death and cancer. In his attempt to provide these children with emotional support, he realized that many kids and teenagers in Northern Nevada had lost a parent, sibling or caregiver throughout the year, and that there were no grief support programs for them. Knowing all too well a child or teen’s need for support when a family member or caregiver dies, Emilio decided there was no time to wait and he created the Solace Tree in 2004.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support our local, the Solace Tree by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires (Mill Street location only).

For more information,visit:  www.SolaceTree.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

Sierra Car Care/MST Tire CenterTune your radio to 96.1FM and/or 1270AM at 10:00AM tomorrow (Saturday) morning to find out more about why you should shop local with Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers.

We are being interviewed on “The CarBuyer Advisor” and would like to remind consumers of what to keep in mind when choosing the right car care center.

We will be discussing The Consumer Bill of Rights for car repair facilities, the benefits of ASE certified technicians, and the many products and services our shops provide every day.

We will also be discussing “Gas for Goodness,” a local charity donation program we started. We will be asking the community to share their favorite local non-profit and how we can help.

So, listen in and we’ll announce an ON AIR DISCOUNT for you loyal customers who are interested. Just remember to tune your radio tomorrow morning at 10:00AM to 96.1FM and/or 1270AM. Thank you for your continued support.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire CenterCommunity support is important for our city’s growth and success, that is why we would like to encourage shoppers like yourself, to fuel or “Pump-it-Up” at our gas stations located in the Reno and Sparks area.

Every month we donate a portion of sales from the pump at our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Center locations, and a portion of new tire sales from MST Tire Center, to benefit a local charity. Each month we will name a new charity for the proceeds to help. You can help these charities too, just by purchasing from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center.

We call it “Gas for Goodness.” All donations in April will support the Solace Tree. Every Wednesday, we’ll make a donation from the pump for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street.

So Pump-it-Up on Wednesdays at your local Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers, or get new tires on Saturdays from the Mill Street location (only), and you can help to make a difference. A difference in our community.

MORE ABOUT THE SOLACE TREE, OUR LOCAL CHARITY OF THE MONTH:
The mission of the Solace Tree is that all children, teens and their family members have the freedom to express their feelings associated with death in a safe and loving environment. Our peer support programs and educational opportunities help children and teens learn to cope and adjust to the changes in their lives.

In 2002, while teaching at an elementary school and finishing his Masters degree in school counseling, Emilio Parga discovered he had cancer. He was also assisting students who had lost parents to suicide, accidental death and cancer. In his attempt to provide these children with emotional support, he realized that many kids and teenagers in Northern Nevada had lost a parent, sibling or caregiver throughout the year, and that there were no grief support programs for them. Knowing all too well a child or teen’s need for support when a family member or caregiver dies, Emilio decided there was no time to wait and he created the Solace Tree in 2004.

For more information,visit: www.SolaceTree.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

the solace tree charity

Community support is the backbone of the city, and we try to maintain that strong support system. Good community support promotes business and job growth in a range of fields. It also promotes a happy and healthy living for the mind, body and soul. That is why we are passionate about giving back to the community and people within our city.

Here are some charities we are able to help, thanks to your support:

www.SolaceTree.org

www.shakespeareAnimalFund.org

www.NVchildrenscancer.org

www.TahoePlayers.org

www.EvelynMount.org

www.AdoptaVetDental.com 

www.WeCareVolunteers.org

www.bbbs.org

www.GoodLuckMacbeth.org

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?

Email us here

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Also, we will have a booth at the 2013
Nevada Women’s Expo, Are you going?

Nevada Womens Expo 2013 Logo

March 23-24th, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center

It’s not just for the ladies – we have prizes for every driver!
So tell your friends, family, and loved one’s to come and see
what all the excitement is about.

We also have entrance coupon discount tickets
for the Nevada Women’s Expo available at our 5 locations
in Reno and Sparks, if you are interested. Just visit
www.sierracarcare.com for a location near you.

We hope to see you there!

Car Tune-up from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center

Much like your body, your car needs a regular check up to keep it running smoothly and prevent big problems.

That’s the job of a tune-up.

Depending on the mileage and type of car, a tune-up generally includes replacing
a few small parts that don’t
cost much, but they wear down easily and lower your car’s performance. And these parts can cause very expensive damage when they’re worn.

Typical tune-ups include replacing spark plugs, fuel induction service, changing the air filter and fuel filter, as well as inspecting other system components for wear or damage.

If you’re not sure when your car needs a tune-up, check your owner’s manual for a schedule. Or call us for advice.

Like your health, it’s a lot less expensive and much easier to do a little preventative maintenance now, than pay to fix a bigger problem later.

Laurie Yarborough
President, Mill Street Tire Center

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.
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SPECIAL OFFER: INSTANT $25 OFF a Full Ignition Tune-Up
Keep your car running smoothly and reliably for many years ahead.
Offer Expires: March 31, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: IT25
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Please Meet…. 

Jake Koeber - Manager Sierra Car Care in SparksJake Koeber, Store Manager
Sierra Car Care – Sparks
(on corner of Prater and Pyramid Way)

“I work for Sierra Car Care because it’s a local shop where the big boss knows your name and truly cares about your family. You can’t ask for more than that in today’s world, where it’s everyone for themselves. Here at Sierra Car Care we are about the customer, the customer comes first.”

Gas for goodnessShakespeare Animal Fund

Every Wednesday in March, we’ll make a donation for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All donations in March will support the Shakespeare Animal Fund.

For many elderly and disabled their animals mean everything in the world to them, and when their animals become ill or injured they have no money for emergency veterinary care. That’s where Shakespeare Animal Fund steps in.

Founded in January 2004 in memory of a dog named Shakespeare, the organization’s mission statement is to stop the suffering of animals by paying emergency veterinary bills for elderly, disabled and other low income individuals. And to date the fund has paid out more than $275,000, most in the northern Nevada and northern California areas. A registered 501©(3), all donations are tax deductible.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support our local, Shakespeare Animal Fund by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires (Mill Street location only).

For more information,visit: www.ShakespeareAnimalFund.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

Auto mechanic checking car battery

If your vehicle’s electrical system seems to be haunted, turning devices on and off, or creating problems on start-up, you may need to speak to a professional.

The electrical system is powered by, and dependent on, the car battery and alternator. If the battery is not charged, or the alternator is not producing enough power, your vehicle and devices may not run properly or perform correctly.

What are some causes of electrical problems?

  • Insufficient battery charge (or defective battery)
  • Starter or alternator
  • Bad spark plug and/or wires
  • Blown fuses or bad sensors
  • Bad master control unit

Intermittent electrical issues are the most difficult to find and fix yourself. When a fuse “blows”, circuits lose their continuity and devices stop functioning. We can check any code using our advanced electrical diagnostic equipment. Save time and money by starting at the root of the problem.

Why service your electrical system?

  • May increase gas mileage
  • Ensures smooth running engine and inside components
  • More powerful performance

In many cases, early intervention can be the difference between a small problem $ and a big one $$$. Bring your vehicle into any of our Reno or Sparks locations for an electrical diagnostic check. Our fully qualified ASE Certified Technicians will do everything possible to keep your car running safely and efficiently.

SPECIAL OFFER: FREE BATTERY CHECK / TEST!
Check battery charge and inform you if battery is in good condition
or needs replacing. Offer Expires: February 28, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: TEST

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.


Gas for goodnessNorthern Nevada Childrens Cancer Foundation

Every Wednesday in February, we’ll make a donation for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All of February’s donations will support the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

When you donate to Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, you join our cause to support children in our community. A gift of any size will greatly benefit a family whose child is undergoing cancer treatment or suffering late effects from treatment. When a child is stricken with cancer, the needs are great.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support our local, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires (Mill Street location only).

For more information,visit: www.NVchildrenscancer.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

We’re often asked, “What’s a coolant or antifreeze flush, and do I really need one?”

In short, yes. Here’s why… The name coolant/antifreeze is misleading because it does more than heat or cool your engine, and protect your engine from Checking the radiator antifreezefreezing in the winter.

Coolant/Antifreeze keeps your car running and prevents expensive bills like replacing radiators, head gaskets, and heater cores. These repairs could run you $400 -$1500. But a simple coolant flush done every 2-5 years can help you avoid those high bills.

How Coolant/Antifreeze Works
Today’s engines run hotter than older cars. And to meet government fuel mileage regulations, manufacturers make most engine parts out of aluminum. This includes your cooling system, radiator, and heater core.

The problem is, aluminum corrodes easily – especially when heated. So our hotter-running cars mixed with aluminum parts combine to break down your engine antifreeze faster.

Engine coolant/antifreeze contains inhibitors that protect metals from eroding and corroding. It does this by raising the boiling point and lowering the freezing point of your engine’s cooling system.

So just like the carton of milk in your refrigerator, engine coolant/antifreeze breaks down over time and needs changing.

When Should I Change My Coolant/Antifreeze?
If you want to avoid hefty car repair bills, change your coolant/antifreeze seasonally. It’s best to have a professional check your antifreeze and recommend the next change.

Yours truly,
Laurie Yarborough
President, Mill Street Tire Center

Gas for goodnessWe Care Volunteers

Every Wednesday in October, we’ll make a donation for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All of October’s donations will support We Care Volunteers.

At We Care Volunteers our goal is to feed those who cannot feed themselves, and to educate – through OUR volunteer service, those individuals who lack the life skills needed to make wise food choices and to help provide them with the skills to become better stewards of their health.

  • We envision communities comprised of
    individuals who have been trained to prepare
    meals that are nutritious– that enrich their
    bodies and nourish their souls.
  • We envision communities that are resourceful,
    self-sustaining, and that work towardsWe Care Volunteers Reno, NV
    everyone’s highest good.
  • We envision communities built around
    cooperation rather than competition.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support We Care Volunteers by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires.

For more information, visit: www.wecarevolunteers.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Email me at: Laurie@USAFleetSolutions.com

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